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Zermatt Ski Resort Guide

Ski Switzerland

Zermatt Ski Resort Guide

Zermatt Ski Resort Guide

Zermatt to Cervinia photo


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Coffee in Valtournenche, Zermatt photo


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Matterhorn, Zermatt photo


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Zermatt and Matterhorn photo


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Zermatt photo


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Slope Stats

  • 3820m

  • 2201m

  • 1619m

  • Acres of ski:983
  • Pistes:60
  • Snowmaking:25%
  • Halfpipes:2
  • Terrain Parks:2
  • X-Country:60 km
  • beginner23%
  • intermediate44%
  • advanced33%

Zermatt, under the shadow of the Matterhorn, is one of Europe's best ski areas. Linked to Cervinia, just over the border in Italy, Zermatt offers over 250km of pistes. Despite 52 lifts, there is often a bit of a queue to get up the mountain in the morning. Once there you will be spoiled for choice whatever your ability. Throw in a world class terrain park and pipe and you realise Zermatt is truly a top resort. Off the piste, Zermatt is traditional, slightly snobby and expensive. Stay in one of the many chalets on the outskirts to save cash for the excellent restaurants in town. Nightlife is also very good.


  • Nearest Airport:Geneva
  • Nearest Train Station:Zermatt
  • Tourist Office Phone:+41/27/9660105
  • Tourist Office
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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  •   44


  • Season opens:
  • Season closes:
  • Lifts:52 (inc 7 cablle cars, 6 gondolas, 9 chair lifts,10 surface lifts)
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Resort fully open with links to Cervinia also working. Last snow c.10 days ago, but piste conditions all excellent due to a combination of snow machines and well managed snow. Off-piste is very pathcy due to a very thin base.

Forecast is for continuning sunshine over the next 4 or 5 days. Christmas week may be very bright...

Information supplied 16 Dec 2009

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  • Issued:22 Feb
  • Last Snowfall:19 February 2020
  • Snow Depth (upper):
  • Snow Depth (lower):
  • Piste:Good
  • Off-piste:Powder

Today’s Weather (2720 m)view full snow forecast

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10 NW10
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Visitor Reviews of Zermatt

Ben from Switzerland writes:

Don't go for the skiing, go for the full experience!

If you want a ski, ski, ski holiday don't go to Zermatt.

If you want a balance between skiing and mountain town holiday do it! One of the best ski holidays you can have!

At the end of the day the overall ski experience is average in Zermatt itself. Notice how most of the positive reviews note that you should head over to Italy as much as you can! It is for a reason. If the link to Italy is shut, expect queues.

Management of lifts was poor. Open late regularly.

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